The world seed bank.

The Royal Botanic Garden at Kew is home to the Milennium Seed bank.

10% of the World Seeds are stored here.

It is hoped that by 2020 this will be increased to 25%.

Cereal crops are already stored.

now Aubergine, apple and potato will be added to the list.

This is important for the World Food Plants.

Seeds are dried, deep-frozen and stored at Kew’s Seed Bank.

(FT)

 

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